London, UK (February 27, 2013): On the eve of the debate in the UK Parliament on the Abolition of the Death Penalty in India the Sikh Federation (UK) has been copied a letter dated 27 February 2013 sent by the Rt Hon Hugo Swire, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The United Kingdom is equally bound not to extradite anybody who will face capital punishment. India’s ministry of external affairs is fully aware of the reaction of the German government with respect to the death row convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar whose mercy petition was rejected by the President of India in May 2011.
Chandigarh/New Delhi (June 29, 2012): A press released sent on behalf of Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad, President of AISSF (Peer Mohammad) claims that encouraged by the recent stand taken by Government of India seeking clemency for Sarabjit Singh who is on “Death Row” in Pakistan, All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and “Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ) announced to renew its efforts for commutation of death sentence of Professor Devenderpal Singh Bhullar and other Sikhs who are on death row in India. Ever since Government of India recommended execution of Professor Bhullar, AISSF and SFJ has been canvassing for the commutation of his sentence based on humanitarian grounds as Prof. Bhullar has been in solitary confinement for seventeen years and is admitted in the hospital.
“Why Government of India is forcefully lobbying with Pakistan Government for the commutation of death sentence of Sarabjit Singh while at the same it is determined to execute Professor Bhullar right in its own capital” :Attorney Pannun.
New Delhi, India (April 19, 2012): The judgement on Sikh political prisioner Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar’s plea against execution of death sentence awarded by an Indian court was reserved by the Supreme Court of India on Thursday (April 20, 2012).
Bhai Mandhir Singh, youth leader of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani informed Sikh Siyasat that the Indian court may pronounce it’s reserved judgement any time with in next 30 days.
New Delhi, India (April 10, 2012): Hearing the plea against execution of death sentence awarded by an Indian court to Sikh activist (Prof.) Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, the Supreme Court of India today asked the Government of India (GOI) to furnish details of the number of constitutional review petitions disposed off by the President in 2011, besides other petitions pending with the government for the past several years. Prof. Bhullar is on death row since 2001 and his review constitutional review petition was dismissed by President of India, as per recommendations by GOI, few months back. It is notable that Prof. Bhullar’s death sentence was confirmed by Supreme Court of India in 2002, in a split decision. He was convicted by trial court in the absence of reliable evidence and Presiding Judge of Supreme Court of India acquitted him from the case, but two other judges confirmed his death sentence.
New Delhi, India (April 03, 2012): The Supreme Court of India today called for the original files of 18 cases of Presidential review petitions pending before President of India. A Supreme court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya directed the Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval to place the files before it for its perusal following the submissions made by amicus curiae Ram Jethmalani and senior counsel K.T.S. Tulsi.
New Delhi, India (April 02, 2012): As per information available with “Sikh Siyasat”, the Supreme Court of India shall resume hearing on plea against death sentence to Sikh political prisoner Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar on Tuesday. Professor DPS Bhullar was convicted on fractured evidence in a 1993 blast case in which nine persons had died in Delhi.
New Delhi, India (March 29, 2012): Indian judiciary’s intentions does not seem to be good for Punjab and it’s people. Indian Courts that failed to nail culprits of major human rights violations, including those occurred with in it’s vicinity – such as Sikh genocide 1984, are proactive in issuing “observations” on current situation in Punjab.
As per reports Supreme Court sharply criticised the move against death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana. Punjab government headed by Parkash Singh Badal is reported to have come under sharp criticism from Supreme court of India.
Jonathan Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Indian authorities on the case of Professor Darinderpal Singh Bhullar.
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